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Prelinger Archives was founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger in New York City. Over the next twenty years, it grew into a collection of over 60,000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films. In 2002, the film collection was acquired by the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. Prelinger Archives remains in existence, holding approximately 11,000 digitized and videotape titles (all originally derived from film) and a large collection of home movies, amateur and industrial films acquired since 2002. Its primary collection emphasis has turned toward home movies and amateur films, with approximately 12,000 items held as of Spring 2015. Its goal remains to collect, preserve, and facilitate access to films of historic significance that haven't been collected elsewhere. Included are films produced by and for many hundreds of important US corporations, nonprofit organizations, trade associations, community and interest groups, and educational institutions. Getty Images represents the collection for stock footage sale, and over 6,400 items (representing approximately 4,800 distinct films) are available here.

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PLEASE NOTE: Between 2012-2015, we uploaded newer and higher-quality versions of many titles, including one-part files of most films that were previously available only in two or more parts.

STOCK FOOTAGE: Information on licensing stock footage through Getty Images, our exclusive representative, is here.

The Field Guide to Sponsored Films by Rick Prelinger was published by the National Film Preservation Foundation in January 2007. It describes 452 historically or culturally significant motion pictures commissioned by businesses, charities, advocacy groups, and state or local government units between 1897 and 1980. The annotated filmography features repository information for some 350 titles as well as links to works viewable online. Also included are an introductory essay and name and subject indexes. The book is recommended for all interested in the history of advertising, industrial and sponsored films.

A free copy of the 152-page NFPF publication can be viewed and downloaded here.

Click to see a Tag Cloud of the Archive's Prelinger Collection.

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Information about Prelinger Library, an appropriation-friendly library of printed materials located in San Francisco, is here.

If you have historical home movies of San Francisco or Detroit that might work in future Lost Landscapes urban history screenings, Rick would be delighted to hear from you. He can be reached here.

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Feb 22, 2019 National Education Program
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Anti-communist orientation for Americans/
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Topics: Cold War, Citizenship
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Feb 21, 2019 Eastman Kodak Company
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American Legion Parade in Paris, September, 1927 American military veterans marching down Champs-Elysées by Arc de Triomphe General Gouraud Major Jimmy Walker of New York City Scenes in the battle areas as they are today overturned tank ruins war memorials military cemetery trenches fortifications Trench of Bayonets Scenes of World War I combat: soldiers charging out of trench now: sheepherder and sheep
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Feb 19, 2019 Concanen Films
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Skeletal Entry
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Feb 17, 2019 Holmes (Burton)
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Burton Holmes looking out over Paris square. VS square and traffic Avenue de l'Opera Sidewalk Cafe de la Paix Scenes on Boulevard; pedestrians Porte St. Denis Bastille Day ceremonies soldiers marching Parc Monceau Cafe Life in Paris Cafe de la Paix VS people sitting in cafes Au Caneton restaurant caviar and pancakes (crepes) Robinson: tables in tree Couples dancing, including women dancing with women Man kissing woman's neck Le Café du Dôme Patrons seated outside in sidewalk cafe (Dome)...
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Skeletal Entry
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Vista Stock Shots: People from Crowds to Closeups
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Feb 15, 2019 Holmes (Burton)
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Avenue du Bois VS Eiffel Tower Shots from elevator ascending Ferris wheel
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Feb 14, 2019
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"Yosemite National Park, gifted by nature with a grove of SEQUOIAS, also offers fine chances to study plant and animal life." Big trees; sequoia grove Car driving through tree trunk of "Fallen Giant" tree Grizzly Giant descriptive sign Animated labels appear on cross-section of cut trunk showing age of trees and particular rings VS wildflowers: azales, iris, blue lupine, phlox, dogwood, elephant-head, marsh marigold science student studying plant group getting natural...
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Feb 13, 2019
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roll 1: "a film report on the highlights of the 5th International Fashion Flight in Stockholm - Moscow - Copenhagen" Men ascending stairway to airplane, shot from above Stockholm street scene Various boring runway scenes with adult models wearing conventional outfits View out airplane window over country dachas as airplane lands in Moscow Views out front of bus window as bus drives from airport VS streets out of window Runby modern socialist apartment block VS Moscow University tower...
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Feb 5, 2019
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comment 6
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Topic: need meta
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Feb 5, 2019 Castle Films
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Skeletal Entry
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Feb 5, 2019 Louis Mucciolo
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Docudrama, shot Cinema-Verite style, which follows a junkie on his never-ending quest for money, and ultimately, his fix.
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Topics: Drugs: Heroin, Addicts
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Feb 1, 2019
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favorite 4
comment 1
roll 1: "a film report on the highlights of the 5th International Fashion Flight in Stockholm - Moscow - Copenhagen" Men ascending stairway to airplane, shot from above Stockholm street scene Various boring runway scenes with adult models wearing conventional outfits View out airplane window over country dachas as airplane lands in Moscow Views out front of bus window as bus drives from airport VS streets out of window Runby modern socialist apartment block VS Moscow University tower...
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Jan 25, 2019 Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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Frightening civil defense procedure film aimed at Cold War-era elementary school students.
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Topic: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense
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Jan 25, 2019 William H. Pine
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Vice President Henry A Wallace talks about U.S. involvement in World War II.
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Topic: need keyword
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Jan 24, 2019 American Motion Picture
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Geography film with some animated maps and diagrams.
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Jan 21, 2019
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some good shots to be logged
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Jan 20, 2019
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Salmon fishing, probably at Celilo Falls, Oregon (well-shot sequence). Coolidge Dam Native Americans involved in agriculture. Hop picking in Washington state.
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Jan 19, 2019
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0628 PA8541 Easter Island
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Jan 17, 2019 Film Distributors International
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favorite 122
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Interesting anti-drug film criticizing drug use as an inhibitor of necessary social change. Director: Alan Kishbaugh. Camera: Charles Sutton. Narrator: Chuck Bowman.
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Topic: Substance abuse: Drugs
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Jan 17, 2019 MPO Productions
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Set at the 1956 General Motors Motorama, this is one of the key Populuxe films of the 1950s, showing futuristic dream cars and Frigidaire's "Kitchen of the Future."
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Topics: Futurism, Automobiles: Advertising, Gender roles
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Jan 15, 2019 Burlingham Films
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On a Florida island inhabited by pelicans. Florida logging. Eating dinner outside. Wild ducks Outdoor camp cooking. Silver Springs reached by railroad cars with cowcatcher in front Women look down through glass-bottomed boat Views through glass-bottomed boat Pelicans en masse Title: "We see a chance for triplets! (Note: Birth control propaganda hasn't reached here yet.)"
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Jan 13, 2019 U.S. War Department
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Admonishes Americans that they will lose their country if they let fanaticism and hatred turn them into "suckers." "Let's forget about 'we' and 'they' -- let's think about us!" In the context of the emerging Cold War, this film appears paradoxical.
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Topics: Prejudice, Cold War, Racism
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Jan 8, 2019
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comment 2
To come.
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Topics: home movies, prelinger
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Jan 8, 2019
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0697 PA8660 Amateur Film: Navy Initiation at Sea
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Film for children showing how to take care of babies. Importance of exposing babies to sunlight
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Jan 7, 2019 De Vry School Films Inc.
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How to plant and maintain a small garden. Timelapse cinematography of bean sprouting and growing upward; shoots growing and other plant growth.
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11 min., color: 1957, Central Electric Railfans Association field trip to Indiana and Illinois train stations and rail yards, with train rides, ending with arrival at Chicago.
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Topics: Central Electric Railfans Association, rail fan, fan culture, 1957, Indiana, Illinois, Chicago
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13 min., color: Dearborn station, Union station, Michigan, 1960, 1961.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Dearborn, train, railroad, Union station, Detroit, Michigan, 1960, 1961, December
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10 min., color. Dearborn, Michigan, station, December 19, 1959.
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Topics: train, railroad, fan culture, Dearborn, Michigan, MI, 1959
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Jan 3, 2019 Premier
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Some shots worth logging. Title: "Time is Relative. It STRETCHES and SHRINKS!" other great titles, some animation Title: "A subject requiring a life-time to master, obviously cannot be demonstrated in a few minutes. This is therefore an attempt to explain only some of its more popular ideas." Simulation of astronaut being shot into space from a giant cannon animation of planet Earth receding
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comment 2
To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger, South Dakota, Flood, Mountains
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Jan 1, 2019 Beaux Art Productions
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Many scenes of Manchurian industry and transportation. Shows Japanese life and culture in Manchuria. Film is soft-sell justification of Japanese occupation of the territory.
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Jan 1, 2019 Miller (Donavin) Productions
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favorite 5
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"Betty Barton of Los Angeles, with her mother's help, writes a letter to her aunt Myrna in Scranton, Pennsylvania." Early airmail operations Scenes shot at Grand Central Air Terminal, near Glendale, Calif. from Wikipedia: "Grand Central Airport, Glendale, California, also known as Grand Central Air Terminal (GCAT) was an important facility for the growing L.A. suburb of Glendale in the 1920s. It was also a key element in the development of United States aviation. The terminal,...
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Dec 30, 2018 Unknown
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Golden Spike ceremonies and celebration for the completion of the Northwestern Pacific Rail Road, October 23-25, 1914. Filmed in Willits, Cain Rock, Arcata and Eureka, California.
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Topics: California: History and culture, Transportation: Railroad, California: "Redwood Empire"
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Dec 26, 2018 Haile Productions
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"Showing West Virginia and Kentucky flooded by the Ohio River and its tributaries during the great flood of 1937." "Our first obstacle. The Guyandotte crosses Route 60 at Barboursville, W. Va." Huntington, W. Va. "Huntington's business area." Louisville, Kentucky "The flood does not spare the finest homes." Much fascinating footage. Three cars driving down railroad tracks , the only open route south from Louisville. Cincinnati, Ohio -- photography by...
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Dec 25, 2018
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Good shots of cooking, food preparation and cleaning activities, many in CU.
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Dec 23, 2018 Miles Brothers
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This is an uncompressed HD version of the famous film. Not all machines and players can successfully play this film. It is suggested that you determine compatibility before attempting this massive download. A high-quality (DV25) version that may be easier to work with is located here: http://www.archive.org/details/TripDownMarketStreetrBeforeTheFire This file was made by SpyPost in San Francisco in fall 2010 from a new 35mm print made from a new duplicate negative made by Film Technology...
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Topics: san francisco, earthquakes, 1906, market street, cities, urban history, lost landscapes, traffic
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comment 3
singers unknown
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: soundie
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Dec 23, 2018
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comment 2
Shot on the streets of Los Angeles Unknown whether posed or unposed Some appears to have been shot in slow motion some women may be prostitutes, others not some scenes on sidewalk outside Brown Derby restaurant
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Front of Ransohoff's store, 225 Post Street, San Francisco front of store and sidewalk with pedestrians shot from nearby building "Glimpses of the Floors" -- clerks and customers VS shots retail sales activity "Mr. Delman sells Mrs. Blanding Smith Crocker" Sammy combs her locks among the lockers Our office and its busy chief Our Promotion Dept. An important advertising and merchandising conference Our Receiving Room...Miss Bartlett and Miss Haas demonstrating Our Alteration...
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Dec 22, 2018
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Interesting, somewhat enigmatic firefighting footage shot in a mountain environment, probably southern California.
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Title: Miscellaneous Scenes Along the Overland Route, 1927 Scenes shot from moving train VS tracks receding into distance, shot from back platform of observation car Title: Lindbergh's Welcome by New York, June 13, 1927 Ticker-tape parade, shot from window (long shot, indistinct) Shot of street corner from above showing litter Title: Some of Joan's and Bobbie's Animal Friends Title: Snaps of the San Francisco and Los Angeles stores, 1927 VS exteriors, interiors and staff Title: The Livingston...
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Dec 21, 2018 Filmways
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Ford commercial linking new compact cars to futurism and the space frontier.
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Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Automobiles: Advertising, Futurism
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Dec 20, 2018 WNYC Film Unit Production
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comment 2
about New York City Skeletal Entry
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Dec 20, 2018 Hammid (Alexander) and Deren (Maya)
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comment 34
Alexander Hammid's intimate study of a female cat and the birth and maturation of her five kittens.
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Topics: Animals: Cats, Animals: Behavior, Psychology
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Shot at the Los Angeles Ransohoff's store. A drama featuring workers costumed and playing caricatured roles. some good shots to be logged.
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Title: Different scenes at Beresford including some of the active members. 1926. The Beresford Club was probably located in San Mateo, California,and is now named Peninsula Golf & Country Club. The golf course was designed by C. Edward Lydon, a Chicago landscape engineer. Scenes at golf club Members clowning around for camera Title: Scenes at Clarence Walter's on a typical Sunday, October 1926. Title: Some snaps of typical days at Clarence Walters, Atherton, 1926 - 1927
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Dec 16, 2018 Wilensky (Stewart)
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Exploration of the colorful counterculture of Greenwich Village in the early 1960s. Narrator: Jean Shepherd. Director, producer and screenwriter: Stewart Willensky. Beat life-avant-garde poetry and music: Charles Mills.
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Topics: New York City: History, Counterculture, Bohemianism
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Dec 16, 2018 Weirton Steel Company
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Investigation of German industrial production capabilities after the devastation of World War II. With striking images of destroyed German cities and factories. Amateur film made by George T. Fonda, assistant to the president, Weirton Steel Company.
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Topics: World War II: Postwar issues, World War II: Germany, Germany
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Title: A Trip to Lake Arrowhead Where We Met Myna & Lewis, August 1927 Feather River Inn
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title: "Joan Spends a Happy Morning at Golden Gate Park July 1927" elephant with saddle Joan riding donkey sliding down slide Joan holding kitten and patting it on head
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Dec 14, 2018
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favorite 2
comment 2
To come.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger
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Dec 12, 2018
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eye 343
favorite 1
comment 1
To be logged. Probably in New England.
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Dec 10, 2018
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Steady (tripod) shots by professional cinematographer. Good driving POV along California Highway 1, Cambria (California) sign on right. Scenics, coastline, Highway 1 roadside Golf course on bluffs above Pacific Ocean Monterey pines Cormorants and sea lions on offshore rocks Boats in Monterey Bay area scenics POV along oceanside drive VS streets of Carmel and stores
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Dec 7, 2018 Filmways
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comment 4
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TV commercial with Tennessee Ernie Ford. Includes peanuts cartoon.
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Dec 7, 2018 Handy (Jam) Organization
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favorite 3
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11:52:23:04 Film appears to be an Egyptian Coca-Cola commercial in Arabic; commercial takes place in a restaurant with woman singing a song backed by band, restaurant audience claps along on cue; woman singing approaches customers at various tables and sings to them, every customer drink a bottle of coke; CU Coca-Cola logo with Arabic text; VS waiter wearing a fez serves bottles of coke to various customers.
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Dec 7, 2018 Various producers
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SINGING ESSO MEN. SINGER SEWING CENTER MOVIES. CHEVROLET: "THE TRIP" (1940). EVEREADY SPOT. BEICH CANDY (WHIZ BARS). STARCH AD. KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIE KIDS (SNAP, CRACKLE & POP). COFFEE AD. PA-1090 ìGSA Shortsî 00:00:13:20 - 00:12:11:29 B/W Sound ca. 1936 - 1940 GSA short commercial films. Singing Esso gas station attendants, dish soap, coffee, candy bars, early Kellogg's Rice Crispies animated Snap, Crackle, Pop cereal cartoon commercial. Chevrolet promo, instant starch....
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Assembly of black-and-white television commercials. 1. Pillsbury Golden Yellow cake mix. CU birthday cake from above with 9 candles burning. CU slices of cake. LS kids at birthday party on lawn running away from table with checkered tablecloth. 2. County Fair {"Baked With Care") baked goods. 3. Vicks NyQuil cold medicine. Man in bed with animated character representing his cold. 4. Bounty paper towels. Man and woman at breakfast. Towel soaks up liquid "more than paper." 5....
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Dec 7, 2018 Coca-Cola Company
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Dec 7, 2018 Handy (Jam) Organization
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Live location photography, stop-motion and special effects chronicle an industry that contributes to everyday living and national defense. The documentary opens in the mile-high bauxite mines of Jamaica, from which the bauxite ore is conveyed over an aerial tramway to waiting ships, then carried to a factory. At the factory, the ore is digested, settled, washed and "unlocked" from the earth. Emerging as a snow-white powder, the "alumina" is used for soil conditioning, as an...
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Dec 6, 2018
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[The following titles and shotlists may be elsewhere on PA-0649; this description may therefore need revision after viewing.]
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Dec 6, 2018
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[The following titles and shotlists may be elsewhere on PA-0649; this description may therefore need revision after viewing.] Tape 0649 [New Film] [Untitled] Color Sound Great cartoon for 1963 Chevrolet; outline of woman in red and man in green; woman talks about a new and wonderful things coming into their life, man thinks she is talking about a baby only to realize it is the new Chevrolet; very creative cartoon. Tape 0649 [New Film] Hit Parade Color Sound Hit Parade cigarettes commercial....
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[The following titles and shotlists may be elsewhere on PA-0649; this description may therefore need revision after viewing.] Tape 0649 Film 8184 [Untitled] Color Sound 1960s Tupperware commercial; VS Tupperware; women having a Tupper party. 20:05:28:02 1960s women’s Tupperware party, pan down to display of various pieces of Tupperware on wood tabletop, shot dissolves to same composition of Tupperware on beach. 20:05:40:09 CU disembodied woman’s finger runs down yellow pages to...
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Dec 5, 2018 Pathescope Productions
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Shows masked mental patients enacting various schizophrenic symptoms as they were understood at the time. A disturbing film that raises questions about the condition and treatment of its subjects.
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Topics: Medicine: Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Hospitals
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Dec 5, 2018 Vlack Productions
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favorite 3
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VS women and man walking down rural road, sitting on tree stump, posing for camera. Mountain lookout Western mountains Woman in white-framed sunglasses posing in front of mountains Young man walking with rifle, posing as he shoots gun CU young man holding rifle up to face, sighting, and pretending to shoot (VS) Older man posing sighting and shooting rifle
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Dec 5, 2018 Vlack Productions
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VS downtown Los Angeles. Pan overlooking downtown LA on smoggy (overcast) day, panning from gas tanks over industrial district east of Civic Center to Los Angeles City Hall. Shot of railroad yards in foreground, LA City Hall in background Pan left from Civic Center to City Hall Static shot, City Hall with Little Tokyo neighborhood in foreground Underexposed shot of Hollywood looking toward Hollywood Hills and Hollywood sign Underexposed pan over Hollywood Underexposed VS of Los Feliz or LaBrea...
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Dec 5, 2018 Vlack Productions
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VS women in swimsuits in and out of water at shoreline, with children. Reacting to camera. Medium-sized waves. CU women, children, male. Probably Southern California, maybe Santa Monica. Shot of beach with family in foreground, other recreationers in bkgd. CU girl in bathing cap eating white-bread sandwich. CU boy eating sandwich sloppily. CU faces of two women sunbathing, lying down on orange bech towel.
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Dec 5, 2018 Handy (Jam) Organization
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ROLL-OH, THE DOMESTIC ROBOT, IS CONSTRUCTED TO TAKE CARE OF MANY DISAGREEABLE HOUSEHOLD CHORES. SCARES THE MAILMAN. GOOD HUMOROUS GAG FILM.
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The standard wedding shots, but very few guests. title: "The End of a new beginning."
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Dec 4, 2018
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Could be shot in public park (San Francisco?) Very young boy and girl playing on grass with stroller; parent occasionally visible. Little girl crawling on grass (good)
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Dec 4, 2018
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Young couple and young boy child posing on sidewalk, probably Sunset District, San Francisco. Child is in wheeled stroller with handlebar and tray. Mother holding boy VS boy and little girl Shot of family and baby in front of Doelger houses More stroller and kid action on sidewalk -- smooth, new white cement sidewalk with grass strips between driveway Looks like Stern Grove in background Family gets into 1940s car and drives away as film lights up at end of reel and punched holes visible (good...
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Dec 3, 2018
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[The following titles and shotlists may be elsewhere on PA-0649; this description may therefore need revision after viewing.] Tape 0649 [New Film] [Untitled] Color Sound Ideal dolls commercial. Girls slumber party; VS little dolls with growing hair; great jingle “Hair that grows hair that grows from here to there, it grows” Tape 0649 [New Film] [Untitled] MPO Television Films, Inc. Color Sound Ideal dolls commercial. Girls slumber party; VS little dolls with growing hair; great jingle...
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